Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Yesterday, I started the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred DVD workout. I had seen multiple raves about it online, so I thought for $9 I'd give it a whirl. I need something I can do in a short amount of time and is relatively inexpensive, and this seemed to fit the bill.

Each workout is about 20 minutes long and consists of 3 series of 6 minute ciruits (3 minutes>stength, 2 minutes>cardio, & 1 minute abs). There are 3 different levels/workouts on the DVD. I did the level one yesterday. It was hard!!! I'm sure feeling it today. Every time I move it the strangest places! I honestly can't remember being this sore for quite some time. I'm amazed that a 20 minute workout can have this effect on me.

Granted, I am so out of shape and more than likely weigh more than I ever had, so it's no wonder this is hard and hurts. I'm really going to try to do it at least every other day until I get a little less sore, and then try to do it almost every day. I'm trying to keep my goals and expectations realistic, so we'll see.

I also bought a scale this week. I have not had a scale in my house/apartment in over 6 years. I typically try to gauge how I'm doing based on how my clothes fit. My clothes now are getting smaller and smaller all the time, so I thought I might need the numbers on the scale as added motivation. I'm going to keep track of my weight while I'm trying this new process, and we'll see if it makes a difference.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Who knew a video game could hurt?

So, we broke down and got the Wii we've been talking about for months on Tuesday. After two nights of playing...we are both pretty sore. The longer I'm awake today, the worse it gets. It's so crazy that a video game can do this! It's great!

Craig also has an xBox 360, which I absolutely despise. I don't play it, and I hate it when he does. I've never understood his "passion" for Halo...who just sits there for hours and hours playing a game. The Wii is a great's something we can do together and have fun while doing it and it's not just lying on the couch watching TV (although we still do enough of that)!

I'm hoping we'll be adding to our game collection looks like there are lots of fun options to choose from!

Monday, February 16, 2009

A productive weekend

We started of the big Valentine's Day Weekend with some friends with dinner and the Chocolate Lover's Fantasy Friday night at Embassy Suites. It was a lot of fun and there was some super yummy chocolates to sample. Good times all around!

Saturday we slept in...awesome...and then got up and around and headed out to run some errands. First, we had lunch at Red good! Then, we stopped by U-Stop to pick up some newspapers so Craig could see the last part of his gift...a hilarious "Love-Line" in the LJS. Then, we stopped by Petsmart to get Izzy a Valentine. Then, the best part of the trip out came when we went to Bed, Bath, & Beyond...I had seen a painting there last week for our living room, so Craig said that if he liked it that would be my gift. Long story short, we walked out of there with 6 different wall hangings. The best part was that we got a killer deal on all of them. After that, we ran out to the Home & Garden Show for a while. That's always fun to get ideas for the house...maybe someday we'll actually be able to do some of it! On the way home, we stopped at Hy-Vee to get the goodies for our awesome Valentine's dinner at home.

While I was getting things ready for dinner, Craig hung up all the paintings. They all look so good and a majority of my naked walls are covered! Awesome!

We had lemon chicken, cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, and chocolate silk pie for dinner. It was so so so good! Best part, we had leftovers!

Yesterday, we spent the day cleaning the house and doing laundry...both of which seriously needed to be done! We capped off the weekend with some wings from Buffalo Wild Wings!

All and all it was a very good weekend, and I seriously didn't want to go to work today!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The End of an Era

Over the weekend, Craig and I moved some our best friends from Lincoln to Gretna. This was bittersweet for me. On one hand, I am so happy for them...they have a beautiful new house and exciting new opportunities for them in Gretna. On the other hand, it is the first time in my entire life I won't be in the same city as Amanda...I'm sad. I know Gretna isn't that far away, but you know how life is...busy, and things get in the way. I know we won't see them nearly enough. Just last night at our usual Monday night dinner gathering, it just wasn't the same without them there.

I guess that's what getting older is all about. Everyone goes their own ways to follow whatever it is they are following. It's sort of a weird time in life I guess...suddenly, we are at an age for buying houses, talking about kids, and "stable" jobs. When did this happen? Just a couple years ago, we were all in school, eating ramen noodles, and barely getting by. Maybe getting older isn't so bad. Good thing we have had so much fun along the way!

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